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good morning, america. this morning -- home grown terror plot. the 18-year-old american citizen arrested after allegedly trying to blow up a bar in chicago with what he believed was a car bomb. we've got new details on just how close he got. breaking this morning -- four u.s. soldiers killed in afghanistan as we learn new details of the brazen and deadly attack on that u.s. housing prince harry, is he the target? gorillas in her midst. animal activist who led his 18-month-old toddler play with this 300-pound gorilla. how does this far justify it? the hottest man in the
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world, brace yourself, ladies, he's here. the world's top male model. he joins us live this morning. are you ready for this? it is cool outside this morning in new york city where the temperature is rising here in the studio. check this out. we have who's called the hottest unanimous the world, this morning, and is this is what happens v what happened back in the makeup room moments ago. >> you mind if i get a red bull? >> sure. >> all of the ladies here at "good morning america" dressing to the nines this morning. ginger you got to spend time with him. >> i think it was payback. go in stand in rain and you get
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to feel this. >> claiborne, are you feeling left out? >> a little bit. >> it's chilly in here. >> the last time i asked for a red bull they told me where the vending machine was. the likabilities wars are heating up. romney in the talk show circuit. plus, the royal scandal over the publication over kate's topless photos spreading. we're with the royal couple as they continue their ten-day tour of the far east. this is video of cops speeding out of control. here's the kicker, these officers are off-duty, horsing around. cops are speeding way too often. it's being caught on videotape. one has been nailed.
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we'll start with the 18-year-old from the suburbs from the chicago, who police said stood out of a crowded bar a trigger. abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has the latest this morning from washington. pierre, what do we know. >> the fbi said that the suspect had deadly intentions. he pararayed would as often as possible. on friday night. the fbi said with the bar full of people at one of the busiest times of the evening he stood a block away and squeezed a trigger that he thought that would detonate a bomb. >> pierre, how did police find this guy? >> fbi officials said that he came to their attention last october, after he became posting
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violent messages on the internet. discussions allegedly became about jihad, he allegedly planning an attack and looking at potential targets. the fbi said that he even did surveillance on the bar, dan. >> pierre thomas our chief justice correspondent reporting from washington. thank you, pierre. we'll turn to that breaking news overseas, four u.s. soldiers were killed today in afghanistan in another insider attack. afghan soldiers turning on their allies. that brazen attack by taliban on a u.s. base friday that killed two marines, it's also the base where prince harry is stationed. and some believe that he's the target. >> reporter: good morning, bianna, one of the biggest ever against a coalition base ever in
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afghanistan. serious questions whether prince harry's deployment here is putting soldiers within harm's way. friday night, in an attack planned for weeks, according to may toe, 15 taliban fighters well equipped trained and rehearsed, breached the camp's outer wall. dressed in u.s. army uniforms. each one heavily armed with suicide vests. their target, the airfield where prince harry's apache helicopter was parked. when the insurgents couldn't reach him, they turned on other targets. destroying or damaging eight carrier jets, three refueling stations and six aircraft hang gars. 14 insurgents were dead.
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in addition to the two u.s. marines that were killed, nine other coalition personnel were also hurt in the attack. dan? >> mohammad, thank you. we're learning more this morning about the ex-con expe-- leawho made that anti-islam movie. lamb ma hasan is covering it. >> reporter: nakoula besseley is in hiding. his lawyers say that his family is under siege and their fear for their lives. meanwhile here in the region, the u.s. is ramping up its security outside of embassies. as for those 15 marines to
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secure the embassy from violent tried to storm the building have been turned back. back here in cairo after four days of violent clashes, police have regained control of the streets. as for security around the u.s. embassy, right here, right now, it's been tightened and it's much bigger. >> thank you. let's go ron claiborne with the other headlines this morning. chicago public school students could be on their way back to school by this time tomorrow. they're meeting today to see if they'll end their week long walk-out. >> ron, it has been a long, frustrating week for the 350,000 students and their parents effected by all this. teachers have been rallies and picketing by the thousands. but both sides they say the
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framework for a deal and the teachers union is expected to vote on this new proposal by late this afternoon. now the teachers union said that this new proposal would limit that factor to about 30% of the evaluation. of course, there are school districts all over the country who will be watching very closely how this unfolds in chicago. >> air force basic training program, rocked by a sex scandal will now be run by a woman, dozens of female recruits alleged that they were sexual assaulted by male instructors. hundreds of people marked the one-year anniversary of the occupy wall street movement in new york city on friday r saturday.
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police arrested at least a dozen people mostly for disorderly conduct. in columbia, take a look at this, a surveillance camera captured the motorcycle slamming into the pole. he managed to walk away. imagine this, without any injuries. doesn't look too good right there. finally a hot air balloon made an unexpected stop saturday morning. in wilsonville, oregon, coming down in the middle of the street. witnesses called the police who showed up to block the street so the balloon could make a soft landing. that's your next assignment. emergency landing in a balloon. thank you. what would drive mitt romney to praise snooki. romney's locked in a likability war with president obama. this is perhaps romney's biggest
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weakness. david kerley has more from the white house. >> good morning. by all measures this is still a close race. couple of weeks to the debates. one question that mitt romney is having a big hard time winning. who do you like? so, get ready for another charm offensive. yesterday, romney went to his grandson's soccer game. this week, he and wife ann appeared on live with kelly and michael. >> honey boo boo or snooki? >> i'm kind of a snooki fan. >> by the way, ann squeezes the tooth paste from the top. mitt from the bottom. why the warm and fuzzy? while the president has a slight lead among expected lead he's running away in the likability
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figures? the president will laugh it up on the letterman show. which candidate is more personab personable? more likable? it's obama 61%. who would you want to have dinner with, 52%. but the real worry for romney is the question about the economy. which the obama campaign set up in a new ad. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president can't tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. >> here we are today, 30 months of private sector job growths. >> call it the clinton bounce. the argument seems to be wo working. >> since may when we asked who do you trust to handle the economy, romney was ahead until after the democratic convention, now it's the president up by two points. both candidates are taking the day off from the campaign trail,
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today, they are back on the trail tomorrow. romney makes one appearance tonight that will be on television. that live with kelly and michael is set for tuesday. >> we'll be watching, david, thank you. let's bring in senior white house correspondent jake tapper who's filling in for george stephanopoulos on "this week." >> good morning. aside from the likability issue for mitt romney the economy is still in the doldrums. romney isn't capitalizing, how big of a problem is this? >> it's the ball game, bianna, if mitt romney can't convince voters that he would be better for the economy than president obama, than mitt romney will be able to win. he needs to get that number up significantly. it is his reason for being, if he can't change that number. he might as well go back home.
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>> lot of focus on what have called on ill-timed response to the antiamerican protests, hasn't that obscured one important detail and that president obama has a problem on his hand. >> this is a vefr serious issue and a very big problem for president obama. most americans prefer his handling of foreign policies to mitt romney. this crisis throughout the muslim world calls into question his philosophy and his approach to the muslim world and it does project the kind of strength until now he's been able to convince the american people of, this is a much bigger problem for president obama long term than the initial response from mitt romney. >> jake, thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> be sure to join jake tapper on later on "this week."
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the powerhouseroundtable deba debates. we may be on the cusp of a major development in one of the most notorious murder. it spawned a best-selling book. a clean-cut doctor in green beret accused of stabbing his pregnant wife and daughters. can this man now be set free? rob nelson is on the story. >> amazing story here. this case was literally the talk of the nation decades ago, a gruesome tale. a family murder after the charlie manson killings. it was the twisted, grisly murder case in north carolina. that stunned and captivated the nation more than 40 years ago.
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>> one of the nation's most controversial murder cases. >> a jury in raleigh, north carolina. >> fascination over the case was so intense, it spawned not only the best-selling book "fatal vision." >> we want to get the whole story, captain. >> it spawned a mini series in 1984. and through it all one central haunting question -- did jeffery mcdonald really stab and beat to death his pregnant wife and two young daughters in their own home? or as he has maintained for decades that he's innocent and intruders actually killed them? >> i can't prove that i'm not that monster. >> 33 years of he was convicted of the gruesome crime, the case is back in court on monday. as the judge continues new dna
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evidence and new witness testimony. >> this is extremely significantly. this is a man that received three life sentences. and has been in prison for much of his life and now the possibility is that he could be release zmrd dna evidence wasn't available back in 1979 when he was convicted and his supporters say that genetics from the scene don't match the family. it's a decision that the new book appears to support. >> the case has bothered me for years. >> now, he's now 68 years old. he's not eligible for parole until 2020, the judge in the case could decide within two weeks, whether to order a new trial or exonerate this guy a. >> rob, thank you. an apparently growing
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problem with those trust we enforcing our laws. now, the latest, dash cam video catching a state troop er weavig in and out of traffic. that officer has lost his job. john sclifen. >> he made $52,000 a year to protect and serve the people of miami. instead, he used his police car so he could repeatedly speed to another job. this is not your typical speeding offender. it's a squad car clocked at 120 miles per hour. behind the wheel, an off-duty officer. he's about to get busted. at gun point, they arrested miami policeman lopez for
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speeding back in october. >> turn around. turn around. >> after this video went viral, an investigation was launched and authorities found that lopez was a habitual offender. believe it or not, this is more common than you may think. back in march, two cops in florida were fired after leading another officer on a high-speed chase. >> wow, he's doing over 90. >> reporter: once pulled over, the officer started laughing hisser the clichl. slapping his knees, claiming it was all a prank. later that same month, two officers relieved of duty after this youtube caught them careen ing down this sandy beach. according to the orlando sentinel in florida alone, there are 7400 patrol car crashes annually that injure 2400
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people. >> an average citizen sees a police car going by, they don't know whether they're responding to a legitimate call or they're speeding because they're going home late. >> reporter: he was speeding to his off-duty at a private school. according to the sun sentinel should he move on and try to get a job at another police department, this would not come up on his record. because it's not a reported violation. >> if they google him, they find it out. >> if they watch this video. time now for weather. we have been having problem focusing on the weather. because of this male model coming up. i can handle it. we're going to start with heat. 91 in l.a.
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onshore flow making those coastal communities a little bit cooler. from the above average to closer to average and fall less than a week ago officially, it will feel like it early this morning. boston 55. less than 70 degrees. see, where are the problems? rain, thunderstorms in the southeast. north of atlanta there. all of the way into the western carolinas. throughout today and early tomorrow. this goes through monday. here's a look at just how cold. i want to focus on the high temperatures. minneapolis, 60 by tuesday. detroit, the same deal. nighttime, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. brr, that's going to be cool and it's going to be super windy. i'll leave you with a look at the big picture. now, let's get a check a little closer to home.
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so, it was cloudy and rainy in missouri yesterday. i thought that this was a great way to show it. look at the great skies under the arches. thank you for that great tweet. send me photos also on facebook. good skies there in eugene, oregon. again, send me great photos from all over the nation. >> she's doing a great job that she's caring about the weather.
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all right, coming up on "good morning america" -- i want them jailed. that's what prince william reportedly said after learning about kate's topless photos. we're with the couple this morning as this scandal spreads to yet another magazine. the extraordinary and infur rating video of a toddler playing with a 300-pound gorilla. why would her father make her do this? are you ready for this? one of these men are being called the hottest man in the world? >> we'll be right back. at usaa, we believe honor is not
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coming up on the show -- what is this toddler doing with a 300-pound gorilla. the answer may surprise you. stick with us.
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there they are. the pictures that have gone viral. an 18-month-old girl in the clutches of a 300-pound gorilla. how did she get there? her father organized it. he said that this video to inspire people. what that means? that's coming up. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and good morning, i'm bianna golodryga. it's september 16th, 2012. a day that will live in "good morning america" weekend history. why? because the top male model in the country is here. >> look at him. >> ginger zee got to spend the day with him yesterday. >> we did. we played baseball.
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we golfed. today, i wished i could make him do weather. >> you're blushing just a little bit there. >> no way. >> it was a warm day. the dew point was very high. >> can i say in the side by side with ron claiborne? you hold up very well. >> thank you, dan. we got to stick together here. but first, we'll get to the latest on that topless royal photo scandal. we're hearing the strongest words yet from prince william, he says that he wants those responsible for those photos in jail. abc's bob woodruff is with will and has more from the solomon islands. >> reporter: thousands of miles away from the scandal that has engulfed the royal couple, it seems that the entire population of the solomon islands came out this afternoon to wrap their arms around the duke and duchess of cambridge. warmly greeting the couple with
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a traditional island welcome. william and kate then climbed aboard a truck decoratively. a crowd estimated at 70,000 jammed the streets. everyone clamoring with their brush of royalty. zblt it should be good. >> the queen would struggle to get a bigger crowd than that. >> even in this remote corner of the world where internet access is scarce, the furry over the publications of the topless photos of kate is on everyone's mind. >> are people here talking about that scandal? and everybody thinks that this is extremely. >> extremely unfair. extremely unfair. >> reporter: this battle which
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began with the publication of the pictures in france has accelerated. yesterday, an irish daily printed the photos as well. and an italian magazine is expected to publish a 26-page spread. >> it looked now that we're looking at kate, so far three publications have printed these pictures and who knows? the question now is, where will there be more? >> ed tomorrow the palace takes aggressive legal action with closer magazine that started it all. >> thanks to bob woodruff. back to ron claiborne. >> hi, again. in news, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan this morning in another insider attack. at least one afghan police officer escaped after turning his guns on troops at a remote
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check point. the pope called on them to be peacemakers and help in the violence in syria and elsewhere. and warren buffett said that he's completed his final radiation treatment for prostate cancer. he said that it's not life-threatening. finally, wanted. a few good goats. chicago's o'hare airport. the area is outside of security fence. >> after i compare you so kindly to the male model. >> because you're an animal lover. america knows that, okay? time now for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> oh, man. let's start right away in central washington. let's get into a town of
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wenatchee, everybody's going to school, covering themselves up. that will continue unfortunately this week. redding at 95. the northwest weather here with that big high is going to settle the air down unfortunately. next up, i want to show you a look at where the cool air is, in the center of the nation, a big push of cool air will come through. that's the big picture. let's get a check now a little closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by cvs pharmacy. >> thank you ginger. newly released video of a
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at first glance it seems like the stuff of parental nightmare. an 18-month-old girl stuck in with gorillas. but it was her father who put her there, hewhy. abc's john muller. >> reporter: heading and playing with one of the world's largest primates. watch as the gorilla picks up the girl. the gorilla belongs to damien who heads a foundation that has returned captive gorillas to the world. the video shot 22 years ago, being seen by the masses for the first time. >> basically, we have been nurturing a friendship with these animals. >> reporter: he's releasing the video now to bring awareness to
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endangered gorillas. he was afraid to release it before with the fear of backlash. 2004, crocodile hunter steve irwin, fed a crocodile while holding his 1-month-old baby. thanks goodness for glass at this st. louis zoo. much worse when a 340-pound gorilla escaped from a dallas zoo in 2004 attacking a 3-year-old boy. >> the dallas zoo. there's a gorilla on the loose. >> the gorilla bit the boy and collapsed his lung. the boy lived. >> now, clearly the father behind the video doesn't think it went too far. but a spokesperson said that all experts will tell you all the same thing, no matter how
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bianna, modelling is one of those industries dominated by women. when i saw this photo six months ago, something struck me, i needed to know this guy's name. i found an intelligent and charming guy. he can almost be mistaken for a
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mere mortal. but under that backward baseball cap, you catch those eyes, the incredible cheekbones and within matters, the southern boy transforms. he has vamped for vogue. six campaigns with gap alone. his perfect bod is regular on catwalks and covers around the globes. he's even been featured in a madonna music video. ranked number one on he's at the top of his game. there's no typical day in a model's life. >> 8:30. get a coffee first. >> but on this day it's bright and early to a photo shoot. even a supermodel needs a little touch-up. and a trim. >> powerful.
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>> from being goofy to downright gorgeous, he simply evolved from shoot to shoot to runway to runway. his diamond status on delta is earned. he travels over 200,000 miles a year. he grew up in small town of kennesaw, georgia. his moment of discovery, a judge from america's next top model, found him on myspace. >> there's this guy. >> days later, he signed with model management. let's look through your book. within weeks the 17-year-old from the peach state was on his own in the big apple. >> i was up in new york. exclusive for new york. >> it's a hectic life for those
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striking blues and pillowy lips. he's not been in one place more than two weeks. when he has time off he likes to play. so we played along. as far as me, whoo. yeah. high five through the net. >> net five. >> and he golfs too. >> bring your shoulder down and up. it's all in the hips. >> that one went high. >> it did. and it also went very right. >> i don't have -- >> he's talking about the hit film "zoolander." he said that movie didn't make it any easier to prove that male
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models are more than just eye candy. >> i want to go to school. >> what do you want to study? >> marine biology. >> that's an antistereotype. >> a glamorous career and earning millions at just 23. he seems to have it all. but the georgia native says there's a lot more to like. >> do you feel like you're missing out on anything? >> yeah, reality. i have been very blessed. at the end of the day, i can't wait to go back to kennesaw. this is just a chapter. >> all right. he's here. come on out, meet america. >> welcome. >> how are you. ladies. >> oh, my good zmrns this is a surprise. a complete surprise. he's such a gentleman. >> the day with you was so much fun. >> i learned a lot about you. you're humble for a couple reasons. one, being you got dumped for
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prom. >> i got dumped for prom. >> what are you doing these days? >> i think she quite enjoys it. >> i have a question, why do you always pout in these pictures? you never see male models walking down the runways smiling. you is such a great smile. >> the pout is in right now. >> the guys over there are very interested in this piece. >> reality is overrated. stick with what you got. >> the pout. >> it's not easy, though. he hasn't had a day off in six months. it's that time of life, right? >> it's a whirlwind. you take your breaks when you get them. >> great to have you here. >> thank you. fun piece. >> thank you for bringing ginger the flowers.
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